• New Motherhood: 7 Things No-One Ever Tells You

    December 11, 2014

    Just Had A Baby? Here’s What No-one Tells You About New Motherhood New motherhood doesn’t come an instruction manual, does it? If there was one about pareting handed out in the Bounty pack it would make negotiating the occasionally rocky roapmap of nightfeeds, hormones and emergency nappy changes a lot easier. Here are seven things…

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  • Plus one month: four and a half weeks of Florence

    November 28, 2014

    So one month in, how are we getting on with our newborn? It’s all a lot better than I’d thought. So many things – from pregnancy, through to the birth, recovery and the early baby days – have been easier and more enjoyable. Is Florence a less difficult baby? I don’t think so, but it…

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  • Breastfeeding, second-time around

    November 13, 2014

    So how has breastfeeding, second-time around like? Three years ago this month, I was sat in a house with the rest of my NCT group, listening to a lady wax lyrical about the joys of boobs. It was the breastfeeding session of the course, and the first task was to tell everyone about the last…

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  • Day one of two: in numbers

    November 7, 2014

    This week we had our first proper day as a three post-paternity leave, the first whole day of me with the two children. And do you know what? We survived…so it can’t have been all that bad, can it? I jest, it was actually pretty fun at times. If not relentless. The hardest part was…

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  • Win: £50 of mum and baby skincare products from Bepanthen

    October 26, 2014

    Are you pregnant, have a small baby, or know someone who does? I’m giving away a selection of mum and baby skincare products – and a cuddly toy – from Bepanthen, worth £50. The prize includes the brilliant Bepanthen stretchmark cream I reviewed in my pregnancy skincare round-up, worth £25. The cream contains: Tropical plant extract,…

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  • Pregnancy week 24: on babies, boobs and blogging

    June 29, 2014

    An update at 24 weeks pregnant… Week 24 started with a blogging conference and ended with me accidentally smashing a pile of plates and getting locked out of the house, minus keys, while Eliza was home alone inside.

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  • Have you heard about Bambajam?

    June 15, 2014

    Hands up who used to play a musical instrument when they were younger? I played the recorder – noisily, like all five year olds – the piano and the flute. I’m not sure I was a massive musical talent, but I always enjoyed it (apart from orchestra practice, which was a frustrating clash with Byker…

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